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Boeing under pressure to get the 737 Max up and running again

APRIL 2019 – As we near the world’s peak flying season (May-July), Boeing is facing mounting pressure to update the software for its bestselling aircraft, the 737 Max. Company engineers and test pilots are working to fix anti-stall technology that is suspected to have played a role in two deadly crashes in the last six…
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Here’s what you need to know about the new OR Tambo baggage rules… in a nutshell

The new baggage rules are: Only regular-shaped bags will be allowed at check-in counters; This means that the bags must have at least one flat surface to be accepted on the check-in system; Round or irregular-shaped bags will not be allowed at check-in counters; and Bags with longs straps will not be allowed at check-in…
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The “Great Move” – Turkish Airlines moves to new airport on 6 April 2019

A statement has been published by Turkish Airlines, telling everyone that they are ready for the biggest move in aviation history, on 6 April 2019, in an unprecedented logistical operation. The new airport was opened in October 2018. Since that date, Turkish Airlines has been running a dual operation out of the new venue and…
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FlySaFair introduces WhatsApp e-boarding passes!

With airlines constantly trying to find ways to improve the customer’s experience, the latest addition, brought to you by local carrier, FlySaFair is pretty exciting. You can now send your boarding pass directly to your cellphone via WhatsApp, once you have completed your online check-in process. When checking-in online, customers will be presented with four…
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Flying Solo

11 November is Single’s Day. Originally known as ‘Bare Stick Day’ (1111), it was started by a couple of university students who wanted to celebrate singledom. In light of this ‘holiday’, we thought we’d assist some of the single ladies (and guys) out there, with some great destination options for solo travellers. Travelling solo is…
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Are We There Yet?

With summer slowly starting to show her face, we all know that this means its nearly family travel season! Road trips can make for unforgettable adventure holidays for your (not so) crazy family and that’s why we’ve come up with some great hints and tips to make sure your mom-xiety doesn’t have to feature on…
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CELL C, TAKE A GIRL CHILD TO WORK DAY 2018

On 24 May, we participated in the ‘Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day’ initiative. XL Millennium have proudly been a part of this project for a few years now, as we believe in the importance of inspiring and empowering young women. This year, we invited 6 scholars from our local high school,…
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Mandela Day, 2018

This year is the Nelson Mandela Centenary—it would have been his hundredth birthday. It is a tradition to spend 67 minutes (which reflects Mandela’s 67 years of service to South Africa) trying to make the world a better place.  To participate in this great initiative, XL Millennium started by getting involved in Mandela Fridays, where…
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